Social reforms, the so-called Arab Spring and the so-called west

Albena Azmanova:

“What will work is a political programme that will focus its energies on solving the social issues that sparked the revolution and grounding a newly-established public authority on the ethos of responsible governance that the young protesters demanded.

And it is in this sense, exactly, that the Arab Spring carries an important message to the inhabitants of the old western democracies. If we have the courage to admit that the social grievances that triggered the Arab Spring are also the injustices destroying our western societies, we wake up to one unsettling question: “Where is the revolt of the west”?”

http://www.opendemocracy.net/albena-azmanova/democracy-against-social-reform-arab-spring-faces-its-demons

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